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Crafts Museum

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Neighborhood: Nizamuddin
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Address: Bhairon Rd, New Delhi 110001, India
Phone Number: 11 337 1353
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: History is brought to life at this excellent museum, where artisans...
History is brought to life at this excellent museum, where artisans demonstrate traditional embroidery, weaving, carving and pottery.
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Museum has outdoors and indoors exhibition spaces and items displayed in themes. Beautiful collection of fabrics and items used in villages across the country (including 19th... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Go to the crafts museum to find a diferent environment. Not busy, not expensive. You can see the countriside Indias in one place. The store is really mice and the kraftworkers at the courtyard of the museum are very kind. The restautant was lively, and I wish I have had lunch there. Dont miss.

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New Delhi, India
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3 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The Craft Museum – Pragati Maidan, New Delhi I visited this rather quaint museum on 19th March 2015 with 2 friends. The museum is free. There are some interesting exhibits and it’s nicely laid out but to make it a worthwhile outing I suggest you combine it with a walk in Purana Quila first which is on the other sied... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Museum has outdoors and indoors exhibition spaces and items displayed in themes. Beautiful collection of fabrics and items used in villages across the country (including 19th century hair dryer!). It is a nice place to hide from the hot weather and the restaurant offers good selection of food and drink, really worth a try. Good loos :-) and sometimes they... More 

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Albury, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

There are outdoor displays such as dovecotes and processional carts and, for my wife, a brilliant collection of textiles (rugs, tapestries, embroideries). It was a bit dark but this was to preserve the material apparently. Free entry.

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Mannheim, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Lovely arts and crafts from different indien regions. Could do with a bit more explenations. Very excellent textile section. Do not forget to take your glasses if you have trouble seeing things close up as the textile area is not very well light. Good cafe. Very keen bathrooms. Nice government shop. Little artists stalls with nice things at decent price.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

the museum is famous among the delhi people and recommend once visit if u happen to visit the delhi . overall nice experience

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This was a surprise, visited this place as a bit of a filler and I loved it, all the famous attractions and this little place was my favourite, full of unusual things including a whole house or two, textiles and lots of other interesting artefacts would recommend to anybody!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The guide book write up on the museum vs the actual visit was quite different. Our guide told us that we would be disappointed and he was right. Very limited exhibits and the crafts people were around 15. We were the only visitors there during the entire time of our visit. If time is short, would skip visiting the museum.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

genius display and set up showing crafts from all over India and laid back setting in a very peaceful place interesting stuff and information deservant of much more attention from the public

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The entrance is free, and during the weekend they have live music or puppet performances and craftsmen selling their products on site. On the first floor they have and extraordinary collections of textiles. Spend some time moving the hanging panels and think that pieces you are appreciating take months or years to be made and cost thousand of US dollars.... More 

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